We’ve all heard the old saying “multiply like rabbits,” now we can see it in action with the newest game from Not Doppler called Bunny Cannon. This iOS game lets you use a cannon to shoot bunnies at other bunnies, causing them to multiply. The more bunnies, the better! Unlike real bunnies, you don’t have to worry about them running rampant in your house chewing wires, hogging the TV, or reading all of your comic books and drawing mustaches on the superheroes. Nope, you’re free to multiply to your heart’s content.
Bunny Cannon starts with a little bunny asking the adults around him where babies come from after the birth of his new sister. The answers are quite amusing for us, but confusing to the wee bun-bun, since every adult tells him something different, so he lets his imagination take over, leading us into this sweet and simple game. It’s so simple there’s not even a tutorial, just a couple of popup instructions on the first level. There’s a cannon at the top of the screen that auto loads a specific number of bunnies for each level. Touch the screen to move the cannon back and forth, then touch the screen to aim, and let it go to fire. Blue bunnies will only multiply when paired with pink bunnies and vice versa.
To provide a little bit of complexity, the levels are filled with obstacles such as windmills, patches of land, and boulders. Calculate the right angle to bounce your bunny off of one item to ricochet it into the next rabbit and hope the two parents and their little offspring all make it to the basket at the bottom of the screen, which is the goal marker for each level. If too few bunnies make it into the basket, you’ll have to repeat the level.
To make things even more interesting, there are thorn bushes, bombs, and owls that will make your bunnies pop and disappear before reaching the basket. Don’t worry, the bunnies are just being sent to bunny heaven, plus this is all in a kid bunny’s imagination, plus it’s a game so none of the bunnies are real anyway, but, regardless, it’s better to stay away from those dreadful owls and briar patches!
Bunny Cannon will take you back to the basics of gaming. There’s nothing fancy or complicated about it, which is somewhat refreshing depending on what you look for in a game. Don’t count on any unlockable content, upgradeable items, or coin collecting. There is nada, zilch, nothing; but that also means that there are no levels to buy, no upgrades or items taunting you, no in-game ads, and no badgering pop-ups asking you for money. Bunny Cannon simplifies everything by following the rule of reach the goal, move on to the next level. Plain and simple.
The game comes with 90 levels to work through, but the core game play doesn’t change, which may leave some players hungry for more variety. This is a pleasant, easy-going game that won’t instill a burning desire to continue playing it, but makes for a lovely way to pass the time.